Coffee House Music Series: Vince Lewis & Mary Beth Schillaci

  • 16 Oct 2015
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Rockfish Lounge

Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz performer, composer and recording artist.  He has been a headliner on Jazz Festivals with Dave Brubeck, B.B King, Ellis Marsalis, Lou Rawls, Mundell Lowe, John Pizzarelli and Melissa Manchester.   Jim Carlton, Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists says “His playing is indicative of the rarified air of true mastery.  He routinely creates engaging and excellent music.”  Vince was the cover picture and feature interview in the Feb 2014 issue of Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, and has been noted as “One of the leading active Jazz Artists” in the Jazz Guitar category since 2002 by Jazz Improv Magazine.  He is also a current nominee for induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

Vince is included in the 2014 Scott Yanow  book “ The Great Jazz Guitarists…The Ultimate Guide.”  He has recorded 20 CD’s as a leader and sideman, and each has received excellent critical acclaim in virtually every major Jazz publication.  Vince also developed and directed the Classical and Jazz Guitar programs at University of Charleston, Marshall University, Palm Beach University and Liberty University.  He has taught at the post-secondary level for 40 years, conducted Jazz Guitar workshops, and created courses in improvisation and other jazz related subjects at the University level. 

Mary Beth Schillaci began her singing career in musical theatre and cabaret, and studied with Denise LeBrun, protégée of Edith Piaf.    Since the 1990s, she has sung in Houston with a number of the best jazz instrumentalists in the city,  performing at clubs, restaurants, hotels, museums, and in the summer music festival at Haak Vineyards.   Her CD “Like Someone in Love” features some of her favorite songs from The Great American Songbook.  She has recently moved to Nelson County.

The show starts at 7:30pm/$7 cover, in the Rockfish Lounge.  

For more info, visit www.vincelewis.com.

 


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